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“Quality means building a customers point of view into every aspect of a product, from design to final recycling.” This is the motto of Blackpool based packaging company Polycover Ltd. The company themselves, established as Polycover Ltd in 2013, manufacture a wide range of polythene products for other UK based companies and some overseas as well. As is evident from their motto, quality and customer support are incredibly important to Polycover but so is their commitment to the environment. Polycover is always keen to stress the importance of recycling their products and as a company, are committed to reducing their own and their client’s carbon footprints.

It’s important to separate the facts from the myths when it comes to the environment and what really is damaging to it, which is why Polycover have worked hard to cultivate their green-friendly work ethic. When it comes to using polythene there is, in fact, more benefits to it then many environmentally conscious people are aware of. Producing polythene and using the products that are made from it, such as shopping bags or any of the larger ‘heavy duty’ products that Polycover produce, is actually better for the environment than using alternatives like paper. Polycover as a company understands this, which is why they place such a high regard for recycling their products.

Many critics or opponents of polythene base their arguments on the belief that production of polythene is detrimental to the environment. They point out that there is an abundance of it in landfill sites and that it can also make it’s way into places like the ocean, disrupting the ecosystem and injuring wildlife either through accidents or by animal’s ingesting polythene, mistaking it for food. The fact is this is caused by human behaviour. To put it simply humans are not disposing of it correctly. There are no reasons that polythene cannot be recycled and this is something manufacturers like Polycover are working hard to make people aware of. When used correctly and responsibly polythene is by far the most environmentally friendly option to consider when compared to its alternatives.

Using less polythene is not the answer. The answer is to use and dispose of it in the way that its manufacturers intend. The alternatives on offer sadly are not as credible as imagined when you really start looking into them. Polythene is still the safest, cost effective and carbon friendly option available. By debunking the myths about polythene and its effects on the environment in the ways that Polycover is attempting to do, we may just be able to help it. Polythene has so many uses, and it’s unlikely that it will be replaced anytime soon. Where the criticisms levelled at it are mostly based on myths and have been debunked, many do sadly continue to circulate, but luckily they do not change the facts. Polythene is still well ahead of its alternatives in every way. Be it cost-effectiveness, benefits to the environment or just the sheer amount of things we can use it for, polythene remains peerless when compared to alternatives. With this being said let’s look at some of the things Polycover offer.

As a packaging company primarily Polycover manufactures and distributes polythene products like bags, sheets and covers. These items come in various densities, which means they can have different impact strengths as well as being thicker or thinner depending on the customer’s needs. They also supply large amounts of polythene on the roll with a width up to 12 metres. With over 20 years of technical experience, they can offer free advice about their customers’ needs that can lead to a large amount of cost saving in the long term. Many of their customers need to order in bulk and getting the order correct is essential.

Since the early days Polycover only supplied UK customers but in recent years, they have started exporting their polythene products around the world. Brazil, Africa, Malaysia and the USA all have regular customers who choose Polycover for their packaging needs. Some of their clients have used them faithfully for over 20 years, and these client relationships are very positive and a testament to their professional services. As polythene is often used for its moisture barrier properties, Polycover works with a wide range of companies in the Food Manufacturing and Chemical & Waste Processing industries. The size of these businesses ranges from sole traders to global corporation, but fortunately, Polycover is experienced enough to identify how to help any client, large or small with their packaging needs.

Polycover acknowledges that the special bond we have with our clients is key to sustaining the level of satisfaction that is expected. Below is a list of services that Polycover offer on top of the general sale of polythene products:

  • Sample testing and evaluation.
  • Cost Saving Advice
  • Product Design Service – Free sample manufacturing for verification of new sizes
  • Specification report writing
  • Certificate of conformity with every delivery if required
  • Technical Support for new product development
  • Dedicated Technical Support
  • Client-side support
  • Direct deliveries

Polycover has a dedicated website which features a list of their products and the various uses they have. This site also has a Polythene Weight Calculator that is essential for companies who need support planning their shipping requirements. For those looking to get a more detailed experience before agreeing to order then you can take advantage of Polycovers sample testing service. Send in your samples, and they will gladly provide specifications for them and up to date prices. They can also provide cost-saving advice about your order, which can result in massive savings. This is especially important for orders of high quantities or if the client is releasing a new product and does not yet know (or have budgeted for) their shipping costs.

Whatever the clients needs, Polycover’s dedication to quality, customer service and the environment makes them an ideal choice when considering who to package and protect goods and products.